Condition: Familial Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency

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About Familial Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency

Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency is a rare hereditary enzyme deficiency that results in abnormal breakdown of fats in the body. It is characterized by a massive accumulation of fatty droplets (chylomicrons) in blood plasma and a corresponding increase of the blood plasma concentration of fatty substances called triglycerides. The disorder is caused by a mutation in the LPL gene leading to very low or absent activity of the lipoprotein lipase enzyme.

Symptoms of familial LPL deficiency usually begin in childhood and include abdominal pain, acute and recurrent inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), skin lesions called eruptive cutaneous xanthoma and an enlargement of the liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly).

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Last updated on Sep 24 2017 at 01:09
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